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Patient-centered clinical trials improve recruitment and retention

Patient enrollment in clinical trials is time-intensive and costly. In 2015-2016, the average cost to recruit one patient1 to a clinical study was $6,500+ and the average cost to recruit a new patient to replace a lost one was $19,000+. Today, patient recruitment accounts for 32 percent of costs making it the largest cost driver of clinical trials2.

In addition to being costly, patient enrollment also can be quite challenging. Approximately 80 percent of delays in clinical trial timelines3 are due to patient recruitment and retention. More than half of trials fail to meet their patient recruitment timeline.

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